Double message alert tones - why??

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    When I receive a text message - I receive an alert tone. Then bout 2 minutes later, I receive another alert tone. But I only have one received message.

    Why is this and can I stop it - it's annoying as I think there are 2 messages:roll eyes:

    cheers
     
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    settings --> notifications --> messages --> repeat alert --> never
     
  3. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it's easy to miss if you don't know where to look. i'd have expected it to be under settings --> messages or maybe sounds, but nope. glad i was able to help.
     
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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  7. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I don't agree.

    I work in an environment that sometimes dictates I cannot read a text message straightaway.

    I have mine to give me a 2nd alert incase I forget.
     
  8. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Repeated alerts also drain your battery faster since the screen turns on for a few seconds. Plus it's just annoying.
     
  9. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely not true. The screen does not turn back on, the phone just rings a second time.
     
  10. mbell1975 macrumors 6502a

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    A notification light would be far more useful...
     
  11. Prof. macrumors 601

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    My iPhone must be super special then because my screen turns back on.
     
  12. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I agree, but this option is better than nothing. I, for one, will never complain if Apple gives us more options.

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  13. Prof. macrumors 601

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    Thank you!!! :D
     
  14. Eso macrumors 68000

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    They introduced the second alert before they had notification center because it was much too easy to miss a text alert. Now that there's the notification center, I have no idea why they haven't removed it.
     
  15. Sylon macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I agree. And its a standard setup on a new 4S. Once I noticed it, I immediately searched in the phone on how to turn it off, although I thought it would continuously bother me until I read the message until I saw how the setting was.



    I used to think that, but then I owned a Blackberry for 2 years. That light got really annoying.

    Technically, the iPhone has a notification light feature. Its in the Accessability settings (I dont have my iPhone handy to tell you the exact routing). The camera LED flashes when a new message arrives. Its pretty pointless if your phone is laying on its back like most iPhones do.
     
  16. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    To each his own. That is the one (and only) thing I miss from my blackberry days. Well, BBM is awesome too.
     
  17. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    You can use the LED next to the camera to alert you - if you didn't know that already. I think it's one of the Accessibility options.
     
  18. mbell1975 macrumors 6502a

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    No, I mean an LED light that blinks every 5-10 seconds after you miss a call or get a text you didn't see. Much easier then having to look at your phone all, the time
     

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